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1853 Inn at Woodhaven

401 South Hubbards Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40207
Innkeeper(s): Marsha Burton
  • Introduction

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    This Louisville, Kentucky B & B, the Inn at Woodhaven, offers lovely lodging accommodations close to Louisville KY attractions, restaurants and shopping. Spacious accommodations and hearty breakfasts are staples at this historical Louisville bed and breakfast inn. Featuring elaborately carved woodwork, winding staircases and spacious B&B rooms tastefully decorated with antiques, the inn offers romance and relaxation.

    Rest, relax, read. Enjoy our many porches and gardens. Take a stroll around our grounds or the Brown Park and Beargrass Nature Preserve: both only a block away. The business traveler appreciates that all of our buildings are wireless. Make yourself at home in our common areas where you will find books, magazines and after dinner liquors.

    Local Attractions within 10 miles of Woodhaven include Churchill Downs, the Derby Museum, the Speed Art Museum, the Louisville Zoo, Actors' Theater, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville International Airport, Papa Johns Stadium, KFC Yum Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, and many Antique Malls, Boutiques and State Parks. Explore the area while you're here!

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  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Marsha Burton for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers stay for the convenient location, great rooms, great breakfast and reasonable & rates.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    The exceptional architecture, unusual breakfast with lots of choices for the guests, great service and high end accommodations.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Churchill Downs and Bourbon.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "A bed for royalty, world's best bubble bath, cozy, comfortable and unforgettable" -- from a guest.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Food, Bourbon, and Southern hospitality.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    A traveler should go to Churchill Downs and the Derby Museum, Museum Row on West Main Street, Bourbon Distillery Tours, NULU area and try our great restaurants.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    There are two great parks, shopping, and dining.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Jack Frys and Havana Rumba.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    We have two dog friendly rooms.

  • Breakfast

    Our renowned Breakfast, featuring organic fruits, cage free eggs, and Great Harvest Breads is served daily from 7 am to 9:30 am and until 10:30 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. For early birds we have our continental ready at 7 am each morning. For our guests' comfort, our dining room is furnished with separate tables, white tablecloths and napkins, and fine china. Fresh flowers, flickering candlelight and soft music enhance your dining experience.

    For guests who want to linger in their room, breakfast may be ordered and delivered to you in a festive basket. In addition to our regular menu, we also offer a heart-healthy menu for our guests on a restricted diet. Choices include egg whites, chicken sausage, assorted soy products, and oatmeal. Just let us know in advance if you would like this menu.

    Sample Breakfast Menu

    First Course:

    • Fresh Fruit Bowl
    • Granola
    • Yogurt
    • Whipped cream
    • Baked goods
    • Assorted cereals
    • Juices
    • Fresh ground organic European roast coffee and hot tea

    Second Course:

    • Choice of eggs (scrambled, poached, fried or sunny- side-up) or quiche of the day
    • Wheat, white or cheddar garlic toast, biscuits or English muffins
    • Bacon or sausage
    • French toast or pancakes
    • Grits or hash-browned potatoes
    • Omelets on Saturday and Sunday
    • Assorted jams and jellies

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  • Amenities

    • Three-course breakfast
    • Complimentary soft drinks and cookies
    • Complimentary high-speed Internet
    • TV/VCR
    • Clock radio/CD player
    • Telephone/modem
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Luxurious linens and towels
    • Exclusive bath products
    • Luxury king or queen beds
    • Private baths
    • Fireplaces
    • Ceiling fans
    • Central air and heat

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  • Business

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    Woodhaven is conveniently located for corporate travel to the Louisville metropolitan area. The business traveler appreciates that all of our buildings are wireless. Recognizing the unique needs of our corporate clientele, we developed a group of special amenities and services designed to make your stay a relaxing, enjoyable experience.

    • Spacious rooms and suites with comfortable seating and desks with bright lighting
    • In room TV/VCR, telephone/modem, coffee and tea station, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and refrigerator
    • Streamlined check-in and check-out
    • Flexible cancellation policy
    • Corporate rates
    • Flexible breakfast hours
    • Meeting area
    • Wireless printer
  • Area Information

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    Louisville is a wonderful town with exciting attractions, terrific shopping, and delectable food. We have brochures and menus available for your convenience, and are happy to give directions to attractions or restaurants. Learn more about Louisville.

    Nearby Attractions

    • Actors Theatre (502) 584-1205
    • Belle of Louisville Steamboat (866) 832-0011
    • Churchill Downs (502) 636-4400
    • Kentucky Derby Museum (502) 637-1111
    • Falls of the Ohio River State Park (812) 280-9970
    • Fort Knox Patton Museum (888) 212-6767
    • Glassworks (502) 584-4510
    • Historic Homes - Farmington, Locust Grove, Thomas
    • Edison House and Whitehall (502) 899-5079
    • Kentucky Art and Design Gallery (503) 589-0102
    • Kentucky Horse Park (800) 678-8813
    • Louisville Bats Baseball (502) 212-2287
    • Louisville Science Center (502) 561-6100
    • Louisville Slugger Museum (502) 588-7228
    • Louisville Zoo (502) 459-2181
    • Louisville Stoneware (800) 626-1800
    • Mammoth Cave National Park (800)967-2283
    • My Old Kentucky Home State Park (502) 348-3502
    • Shakertown at Pleasant Hill (800) 734-5611
    • Speed Art Museum (502) 634-2700

    Area Restaurants

    Check out these restaurants listed below and other fine restaurants in the area:

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    • Asiatique (502) 899-3578
    • Cafe Metro (502) 458-4830
    • 211 Clover Lane (502) 866-9570
    • Lilly's (502) 451-0447
    • Equus (502) 897-9721
    • Jack Frys (502) 452-9244
    • Lynns Paradise Cafe (502) 583-EGGS
    • LeRelais (502) 451-9020
    • Napa River Grill (502) 893-0141

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  • Handicap Accessible

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    We have two rooms that have no stairs and we can deliver breakfast to the room.

    The two rooms are the Hearth Room and the Derby Room. Both are in our Carriage House first floor.

  • Pets Welcome

    Well behaved dogs are welcome in the Derby Room or the Rose Cottage with notice. Must be left in crates if the owner leaves the room and the owner is responsible for any charges for damage that the dog does while staying.

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  • How to Find Us

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    The Inn at Woodhaven is conveniently located near I-64 and I-71, with easy access to Louisville area attractions, restaurants, hospitals, and shopping favorites.

    From the East

    1. The east coming in on I-64
    2. Exit onto I-264 west
    3. Exit onto Breckinridge Lane North
    4. Right onto Dutchmans Lane
    5. Left onto Browns Lane
    6. Woodhaven with be one mile on your right

    From the West

    1. The west coming in on I- 64
    2. Exit onto Cannons Lane North
    3. Right onto Winchester Road
    4. Right onto Hubbards Lane
    5. Woodhaven is about 1/4 mile on your left

    From the North

    1. The north coming in on I-65
    2. Exit onto I-64 east
    3. Exit onto Cannons Lane north
    4. Right onto Winchester Road
    5. Right onto Hubbards Lane
    6. Woodhaven is about 1/4 mile on the left

    From the South

    1. The south coming in on I-65
    2. Exit onto I-264 east
    3. Exit Breckinridge Lane north
    4. Right onto Dutchmans Lane
    5. Left onto Browns Lane
    6. Woodhaven is about 1 mile on your right

    From the Northeast

    1. The northeast coming in on I-71
    2. Exit onto I-264 west
    3. Exit onto Brownsboro Road west
    4. Left onto Hubbards Lane
    5. Continue south for about 3 miles
    6. Woodhaven will be on your left about 31/2 miles
  • What People Say About 1853 Inn at Woodhaven

    "This hideaway with heart offers all the comforts." Louisville Courier Journal

    "A splendid breakfast is served at this tastefully decorated 1853 Gothic Revival villa." New York Times